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In the 3rd episode, OMICRON cyber security experts Thomas Friedel and Eugenio Carvalheira discuss the importance of cyber security in the digital transformation and how it plays a critical role in power system infrastructures: “When considering the changes that the digital transformation will have on power industry, it’s imperative to keep the utility’s cybersecurity up to date with the latest technology. Attention should be paid to the fact that solutions primarily developed for office IT cannot be used in the power industry’s Operation Technology (OT) networks due to their different requirements. Ignoring aspects of OT puts the energy system at risk in regions or entire countries. Therefore, involving OT experts in the selection process for power grid cybersecurity solutions for the power grid is not simply an option, but a necessity.” LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Interested in this topic? Be sure to listen to our first Energy Talks podcast series about digital transformation in the power industry. Scan the QR-Code or visit: Listen to the 4th episode about data validation, where David Gopp explains how tricky data management can be. Below is a summary of his thoughts. 1. Dataquality tries toprovide faultless data through the entire process from collection, changing, and distribution. 2. Data validation considers the data in the context of the application and tries to identify invalid/insufficient quality data. 3. Data validation is an essential part of any data handling task whether you’re in the field collecting information, analyzing or assessing data, or preparing to present data to stakeholders. 4. Analyzing measurement results based on invalid or insufficient quality data won’t produce a reliable assessment. Thomas Friedel and Eugenio Carvalheira, Product Managers, OMICRON David Gopp, Product Manager, OMICRON 11